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#373032 Jul 12th, 2013 at 04:36 AM
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Hello everyone! I'm Priyanka and I'm from Canada. I'm very new to gardening (container gardening infact. I live in an apartment without any outside space) and I have started with several tropicals (after doing a bit of research of course) in hopes of being surrounded by the green and colourful flowers year around party (and not feel miserable during the winter boohoo ). Except for potted Phal orchids (and I have killed a couple before) I'm totally new to this and need ALL the wisdoms and cautions that you all be so kind to throw my way!

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Hi and welcome Priyanka! Can you tell us a bit more about which tropical plants you aside from orchids?


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Hi! I have the following (all potted):

1 Dieffenbachia
1 Arabian Jasmine
1 Gerbera Daisy (mixed)
1 Rhoeo
1 Curcuma
1 Croton
1 Peacock plant
1 Philodendron (non-climbing, I think it's Bleeding philodendron)

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wavy Hello Priyanka welcome to the garden forum.
I started out with house plants too, and through out the years made my way to a place with a yard and I've been in the yard ever since, tho I still have house plants thumbup
You have a nice list of plants already,, would love to see some pictures of them grin


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Priyanka #373110 Jul 13th, 2013 at 06:44 AM
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Thank you! I will upload pics as soon as I can. The place is looking much livelier since I got them! I do need some advice regarding them, such as keeping the leaves clean of hard water stains/spots (my water is quite hard. I've tried lemon juice on some last night and vinegar + water on the rest of the plants today. They seem to work well but I don't want my leaves to suffer due to the acids you know?) and preventing leaf tear/tips browning (I've experienced them before).

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Here are the pictures! Do let me know if you have trouble viewing. Sorry for the picture quality, I used my Galaxy Tab and not all the lights were on

Peacock plant
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Dieffenbachia
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Rhoeo
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Croton
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Gerbera Daisy
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Gerbera Daisy II
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Arabian Jasmine
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Philodendron
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Curcuma
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Very VERY Nice!!!!! clap


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Priyanka #373204 Jul 14th, 2013 at 06:32 PM
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Hello to you too! I am a newbie here as well and I just love love love your Curcuma flower, it's adorable! really beautiful one!


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